ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems
Information security sometimes called InfoSec is the process of safeguarding information from unauthorised access, use, destruction, modification or disclosure. Information Security is an essential component to the successful operation of any organisation.
Organisations hold information about their workers, clients, products, processes and strategy that is important remains secure. This information may be in any media including paper records, electronic files and may be hosted at the organisations premises or elsewhere.
ISO27001:2013 Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems — Requirements is an internationally recognised management system specifically tailored towards managing the risks associated with operating a business in the digital age.
ARE YOU READY FOR INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT?
So why do we need to be concerned about digital security?
As organisations have become more connected with increased information flows productivity has improved dramatically. The flip side to all this is that we are now more reliant on this data and information than ever before. If our organisations data becomes corrupted, destroyed or falls into the wrong hands it can have serious commercial and legal consequences.
The adoption of an information security management system is a strategic decision for an organisation; it demonstrates a commitment to managing information appropriately and responsibly.
Certification to ISO27001 provides you with an independent endorsement that your commitment to information security meets international standards. Clients, partners and other stakeholders can have confidence that your systems to protect information are appropriate, effective and have been audited regularly. Certification to ISO27001 may help you access markets, grow your client base and improve your systems.
That’s where Compass Assurance Services comes in. We get it.
What is the ISO 27001 standard all about?
Why does and organisation need to manage its information security?
Information Security Systems developed under ISO 27001 are designed to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying a risk management process. The adoption of these processes gives you, your employees, regulators and clients the confidence that your information security risks are known and adequately managed.
Eliminating all information security risk from your business is probably not achievable. The controls adopted should be proportional to the level of risk. One could implement very onerous controls in order to bring risk ratings down to a bare minimum only to find that we are no longer able to conduct business effectively. The key to it all is balance, and an awareness of what risks are out there.
Compass Assurance Services has experienced auditors with practical experience; we are able to work through the process, and the risk methodologies and controls you have applied to managing information security.
In summary, what are the benefits of ISO 27001 certification to my business?
- With the adoption of the standard you will gain an in-depth appreciation of the current and potential security threats that could severely undermine your business and/or the data and information of you and your clients.
- You will have confidence that your processes to address your regulatory and legal obligations are appropriate
- You will have gained a powerful marketing tool, which may help you win new clients, enter new markets or put you in a different league to that of your competitors.
You will have gained significant insights into how your business manages one of its most valuable commodities – information.
Top management buy-in and support is fundamental to implementing a Quality Management System…
Ensure you understand all of your internal and external requirements and have considered these in the development…
Implement the System
There is no golden rule to how to implement the system and every organisation’s requirements and circumstances will vary. But we have some key principles ….
Don’t wait until you believe your system is bullet proof or gold plated before engaging Compass Assurance Services to certify your system. …
Not all auditors and not all certification bodies are the same. We do things differently. We explain the process, we keep it simple, we only use the most skilled & experienced auditors who can communicate at all levels in your organisation and who will partner with you over the journey. Our auditors know their stuff but don’t pretend to know everything. We will share our experience and help you value add to your safety system at the same time as determining compliance.
We adapt based on your circumstances and objectives. We understand that organisations operating in high risk industries such as construction and mining require different outcomes from certification to an office based business that is just starting out on their safety journey.
We understand you want highly skilled safety auditors with experience in your industry, who understands your risks and hazards and your compliance issues.